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botanical name:
Skimmia japonica 'Tansley Gem'
Skimmia japonica 'Tansley Gem' © Deeproot Plant Base
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family:  Rutaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, ground-cover, scented/aromatic
height: 0.30m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: red
stem/bark: brown
main season: All Year
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
description:
Low, mounding habit. Leathery green leaves. Clusters of red buds in winter opening to fragrant white flowers in spring. Female clone producing abundant, long lasting, bright red berries.

cultivation:
Moist, well drained, humus rich soil in dappled or deep shade. Can show signs of chlorosis when grown on poor dry soils or in too much sun.

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